Monthly Archives: October 2010

  • Videos are here!

    Posted on October 31, 2010 by lauraet in competitions.

    Tweet Okay, YouTube has sorted itself out.  Click through for videos.  Feel free to play “Spot the Technique Error.”

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  • Watching the Carolina Fall Classic videos

    Posted on October 31, 2010 by lauraet in competitions.

    Tweet N.B.: I am uploading the videos from last weekend as we speak but getting “unknown errors” from YouTube.  Video links coming as soon as I can get them working. Just finished watching a couple of heats’ worth of video of us from the Carolina Fall Classic last weekend.  Good news: we do not look […]

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  • Comp Diary #7: Photeaux

    Posted on October 24, 2010 by lauraet in comp diary.

    Tweet In between dancing poorly and gnashing our teeth, we did manage to take lots of pictures.  Here we go!

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  • Comp Diary #6: Our not-at-all triumphant return

    Posted on October 24, 2010 by lauraet in comp diary.

    Tweet This morning we finished out our participation in the Carolina Fall Classic by failing to be recalled in Senior I Silver Rhythm, failing to be recalled in Adult Silver Rhythm, and scratching our two gold events.  Daniel was not feeling well, so we decided to cut our losses and start for home early.  Given […]

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  • Comp Diary #5: “Smooth” is a relative term

    Posted on October 23, 2010 by lauraet in comp diary.

    Tweet Danced 4 heats’ worth of American Smooth this morning. Did not make the final in Senior I Silver or Adult Silver; in the Gold events, which were smaller, we came 4th of 4 in Senior I and 6th of 6 in Adult. Quite hard on one’s positive attitude but our friend Philip Jones rather […]

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  • Comp Diary #4b: Technical Difficulties

    Posted on October 23, 2010 by lauraet in comp diary.

    Tweet WordPress for iPhone seems to be just as crashy as the App Store reviewers said. Lovingly composed, hilarious, profound post about the agony & ecstasy of competitive dancesport, illustrated with gorgeous and moving photos, is lost forever. Disillusioned, I will be writing only hasty fragments of made-up silliness till further notice.

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  • Comp Diary #3: Late Night with Daniel & Laura

    Posted on October 22, 2010 by lauraet in comp diary.

    Tweet Warmed up for the weekend by dancing an exhibition tonight for the Georgia Technical College Directors Association, which went very well. We danced a cha-cha, a rumba, and a waltz as well as helping Paula lead the comedy routine (someone remind me later to explain the comedy routine) and Dianne lead the line dances. […]

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  • Comp Diary #2: Improvise, Adapt, & Overcome

    Posted on October 17, 2010 by lauraet in comp diary.

    Tweet Yesterday’s lesson was canceled, fortunately with a fair amount of notice–I found out shortly after I posted Comp Diary #1.  We were disappointed at first but ended up having a much-needed lazy day at home and enjoying the heck out of it.  If only a lazy day at home could magically have taught us […]

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  • Comp Diary #1: Preparations

    Posted on October 15, 2010 by lauraet in comp diary, competitions.

    Tweet A while back I had this idea to do a Competition Diary, hopefully illustrated with pictures, of our participation in the Carolina Fall Classic next weekend in Greensboro, NC.  Then last night I was lying in bed in a sudden panic about whether we’d remember our Smooth routines, and I realized that the diary […]

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  • “Dance Your Ph.D.”

    Posted on October 14, 2010 by lauraet in in other news.

    Tweet Rarely do the 2 sides of my life dovetail so neatly, but I’ve just been reminded by my trusty online friends about Science magazine’s annual “Dance Your Ph.D.” competition.  It seems dorky–and it is, in fact, HILARIOUS–but  just watch the winning dance in the Chemistry category and see if you don’t feel like you […]

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